Clouds break as a nice clean SD70Ace leads a westbound train towards Pasco WA, with a BNSF eastbound grain train in the siding near Ritzeville, WA on the Lakeside sub.
After unloading at the Crystal Sugar stockpile in Ardoch, coal hoppers ease southward into Grand Forks with a single ACe on the point.
Coal loads bound for the Crystal Sugar stockpile at Ardoch roll northward out of Grand Forks with a thankfully rearward-facing ACe in tow.
BNSF 9372, EMD SD70ACe handles a westbound empty up the grade out of Pacific Junction Iowa with a single DPU shoving at the rear.
southbound coal load near Palmer Lake, CO
A rare ethanol train on the Cumberland Sub is even more interesting with a colorful lashup of a BNSF ACe, CSX SD50, CR C40-8W and a Dash 9-44CW Warbonnet heading east towards Baltimore.
An empty coal train coming from Michigan rounds a curve between Ashland and Greenwood, getting up to track speed after stopping at the nearby Ashland Wye so that the H-LINDIL could proceed up the ... (more)
Three units lead a empty coal train from Durand through Bancroft as the shadows get longer and longer.
E945 has come to a brief stop next to a dead E949 before continuing on westward. 945 is bringing coal empties from the east side of Michigan, and 949 from the west side, and both will eventually ... (more)
After coming down one of the steepest grades in Michigan, 9372 picks up speed as it heads into an elevated curve.
9372 leads a load of coal empties through the west Michigan countryside.
Passing under the Hall signal bridge on its way East
A shot of a shot. http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=227125
I really like how the smoke was captured in this photo. Smoke is always such an elusive thing and the lighting has to just perfect to capture it. Thanks for looking. :)
Heeling in to the curve with snow storm in tow.